Kipnis, who is not yet eligible for arbitration, agreed to a one-year deal with the team Monday. The team is also looking to extend pitcher Justin Masterson, and it may be difficult to put two long-term extensions on the books at the same time. With Kipnis a long time away from reaching free agency, the team has no reason to rush into a multiyear deal if the circumstances aren't right.
Chisenhall is trying to establish himself as the team's regular third baseman as catcher Carlos Santana attempts to transition to the position this spring. The Indians' incumbent is 6 for 22 with three walks, but Tuesday's homer was his first extra-base hit.
Prado started his spring by going 5 for 7 in two February games, and he's continued to hit well in March. He's 14 for 27 with five doubles, five RBI and six runs in 10 spring games. He's already eclipsed his hit total from last spring while taking less than half the number of at-bats.
Jackson threw only fastballs in his previous spring outing without telling the manager or pitching coach that he planned to do so. James McDonald will start the team's game against the Mariners Wednesday.
O'Flaherty's session was his first time pitching the full distance to the catcher from the mound. He was placed ont he 60-day disabled list after being claimed off waivers by Oakland in February.
Cook is trying to be ready for opening day after dealing with shoulder inflammation this spring. He has yet to make an appearance this spring.
Long is 13 for 24 this spring and 12 for 17 over his last five games as he attempts to win a backup spot in the outfield. "I just wanted to come in and play like I had a chance of winning a spot; whether I do or I don't, that's not up to me," Long told MLB.com before Tuesday's game. "You have to control what you can control, and I'm trying to do that right now."
"I'm thinking about the long term, not rushing and getting set back," Chacin said Tuesday.
Chacin has yet to pitch this spring while dealing with a right shoulder strain and inflammation. He threw at 90 feet Monday and will throw at 120 feet Wednesday.
Stephenson made three appearances with the Reds this spring, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out one in four innings.